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    1. CU tech transfer impacts U.S. economy by $1.9B

      CU tech transfer impacts U.S. economy by $1.9B

      The domestic economic impact of commercialization activities at the University of Colorado Boulder over the past five years amounted to $1.9 billion, with $1.2 billion of that in Colorado. The impact of the university’s technology transfer — the transfer of university research and inventions to the private sector — was recorded in a recently released report titled, Economic Impact of Tech Transfer on the State and National Economy.

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    2. Destination Startup links investors with startups spun off from colleges, research institutions

      Destination Startup links investors with startups spun off from colleges, research institutions

      It’s one thing to develop a functional piece of technology. It’s a different thing entirely to turn that technology into a successful business venture. Destination Startup, held at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, brought together entrepreneurs, startup executives, research institutions and venture capitalists from across the Front Range to help startups make that leap.

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    3. Fort Collins cracks top 10 in Best-Performing Cities ranking

      Fort Collins cracks top 10 in Best-Performing Cities ranking

       Fort Collins was named the country’s ninth best-performing city in terms of economic expansion and job creation by the Milken Institute. The nonprofit think tank’s annual Best-Performing Cities report evaluates and ranks cities and metropolitan areas using metrics such as job creation, wage gains, and technological developments. This is the second year in a row that Fort Collins was ranked in the top 10. The city was the fifth best-performing city in last year’s report.

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    4. Innovate! Longmont receives state economic development designation

      Innovate! Longmont receives state economic development designation

      The Innovate! Longmont programs has been designated a North Metro Enterprise Zone Contribution Project by the Colorado Economic Development Commission. Projects with this designation encourage community participation and public/private partnerships resulting in job creation or retention and business expansion to revitalize Enterprise Zone areas, according to a Longmont Economic Development Partnership news release.

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    5. United launches new non-stop flights between DIA, European hub

      United launches new non-stop flights between DIA, European hub

      Starting in May 2019, United Airlines, Inc. will have a new non-stop route between Denver International Airport and Frankfurt, Germany, according to a airline news release. United’s new service between Denver and Frankfurt is the only nonstop service from Denver to Germany by a U.S. carrier and is the airline’s ninth flight between the United States and Frankfurt, the release said.

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    6. State soon to be epicenter of Blockchain real estate deals

      State soon to be epicenter of Blockchain real estate deals

      Colorado is likely to become the epicenter of the national transformation to Blockchain real estate and other commercial transactions, thanks to the election of Jared Polis as governor. Speakers at a session today detailing the impact of Blockchain on real estate, during the annual Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference organized by BizWest, said that Polis was the founder of the blockchain caucus in Washington, D.C., in his role as Colorado’s Second District U.S. representative.

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    7. Northern Colorado Economic Alliance chief to step down

      Northern Colorado Economic Alliance chief to step down

      Northern Colorado Economic Alliance CEO Andy Montgomery plans to leave his position at the end of the year. Montgomery joined the Loveland-based economic development agency as its first chief executive in 2016. He is stepping down to pursue a yet-to-be announced new business venture, he said. The alliance’s board is close to identifying a successor, he said. Montgomery said he will stay in his position beyond the end of the year if his replacement is not yet in place.

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    8. Greeley voters approve sales-tax measures, Erie says ‘yes’ to broadband

      Greeley voters approve sales-tax measures, Erie says ‘yes’ to broadband

      Weld County communities voted on a variety of sales-tax and other measures Tuesday. Greeley voters overwhelmingly supported an extension of a 0.30 percent sales tax for streets. Ballot measure 2O — dubbed the Quality of Life measure — received 15,763 votes in favor and 7,611 against, or 67.44 percent to 32.56 percent. The measure was first approved in 2002 for recreational and cultural improvements.

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    9. Zillow unveils Denver home-buying service

      Zillow unveils Denver home-buying service

      Home owners in Denver now have the option of receiving cash offers for their homes from Zillow. The Denver Post reports that Zillow launched the Zillow Offers service on Monday, presenting the service as one that frees home owners from the hassles of selling their homes, such as showings, additional maintenance and cleaning, and allowing them to set the time of closing. Sellers interested in receiving an offer from Zillow can click on a tab on the Zillow website to request an offer.

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    10. Colorado SBDC to hold Northern Colorado Women’s Conference in Greeley

      Colorado SBDC to hold Northern Colorado Women’s Conference in Greeley

      The Colorado Small Business Development Center is hosting the third annual Northern Colorado Women’s Conference on Oct. 18 in Greeley. The event, held at the Doubletree Hotel at Lincoln Park, will include breakout sessions on employee retention, marketing, donor relations and a keynote speech from Wende Curtis, owner of ComedyWorks.

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